Reminiscences from a two day snowfall

Much ado has been made about having a ‘bucket list.’ The moment you tell someone about a lovely experience you had on your unplanned holiday, it goes straight into their bucket list. Let me tell you very frankly, as human beings our greatest memories are not of places, but rather of the time we had, the happiness…

Ten foodie delights of Manali

Since most of my Himalayan journeys to Lahaul, Ladakh or Spiti begin or end in Manali; it is one place that I’ve slow travelled for years together. Read : Finding the offbeat in Manali Johnson’s & Chopsticks are my long term favourites among the well known restaurants, here is a collection of ten hand-picked places to eat in Manali. Yun…

Finding the offbeat in Manali

Manali has well and truly captured Indian hearts and has turned into an adventure gateway in the last decade, owing to its proximity to Ladakh, Lahaul & Spiti. Apart from the usual touristy attractions, over the years my explorations have enabled me to experience the offbeat delights in Manali. Here’s presenting a few relatively unknown and…

Heaven in Parvati Valley : The Himalayan Village, Kasol

From the moment I first stepped into the warm reception area of The Himalayan Village at Doonkhara (just before Kasol) in Parvati Valley, I was hooked. The resort, resembling a fort had bewitched me ever since my eyes had set sight on it, almost a year ago. I had just dropped in to say hi…

Romance of the Manali-Leh Road

MBA days were long gone and work pangs had started hitting me. Word was in the air that there was a road in the mountains higher than the peaks of Europe. ‘Plans’ were made with friends; but I was destined to be on this magical road trip of self discovery alone. I reached Delhi airport,…